Premier League - Boxing Day team news

Team news, match facts and manager quotes for the two late Premier League games on Boxing Day.

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Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur - 5.30pm

Forward Clint Dempsey is a doubt with a groin problem for Spurs. Benoit Assou-Ekotto may make his long-awaited comeback from a knee injury while Scott Parker could also make his first start of the season.

Stoke City v Liverpool - 7.45pm

Stoke striker Michael Owen could make his first-team comeback against his former club.